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talk to your doctor. you're not indestructible anymore. >>> who would you rather fight? wayne lapierre or mike bloomberg? it's monday, march 25th, and this is now. >> joining me today, former pennsylvania governor, and nbc news political analyst and current governor of "now," ed rendell. managing editor of the grio.com and soon-to-be lieutenant governor of "now," joy reed. >> and assistant managing editor for "time" magazine, rona. congress may be on spring break, but mayor michael bloomberg is at work. his group, mayors against ill leelg guns announced it will drop $12 million on a tv advertising campaign against 13 states. >> guns are for hunting and protecting my family. i believe in the second amendment and i'll fight to protect it. but with rights come responsibilities. that's why i support comprehensive background checks. so criminals and the dangerously mentally ill can't buy guns. that protects my rights and my family. >> yesterday in an interview with david gregory, mayor bloomberg continued the full-court press. >> we're trying to do everything we can to impress upon the sena
," as well as david's interview with wayne lapierre, executive vice president of the national rifle association. >>> when "nbc nightly news" continues on this saturday, our special series "in plain sight." why more and more colleges are opening food pantries. it's a sign of the times. >>> and later, "making a difference," how one couple is giving hope to some youngsters who have so little. >>> we're back now with more from our year-long focus on poverty. an effort supported by the ford foundation. tonight, american colleges confronting the reality of hunger right on their own campuses. here's nbc's diana alvear. >> reporter: it looks like just another room on the third floor of portland state university's student union. but for senior brandon keane it is a life line. >> it's nice to be able to eat more than once a day. and this place allows us to do that. >> reporter: each week at least 200 students slip into this room. the school's food pantry, to select as many as five items of donated food. >> hello. >> reporter: today, leif zuke, a senior, gulf war veteran, and financial aid stu
. >> that is wayne lapierre head of the nra. this guy he was referring to is new york mayor mike bloomberg. here with us now is democratic senator from pennsylvania and member of the foreign relations committee, senator bob casey and former governor of pennsylvania, msnbc political analyst and co-chair of fix the debt campaign, governor ed rendell. you guys, pennsylvania. huge state. huge sprawling state. filled with sports people, hunters, gun owners, the vast majority of them responsible. where are you on what wayne lapierre said? >> well, we have a million hunters in the state. as ed knows, it's a big part of our culture and pennsylvania. after newtown i spent a lot of time thinking what happened there and i made a pretty substantial shift in my position. i think we should have not only a vote but pass some of the measures we have been talking about, the assault weapons ban, the magazine clip legislation, if we can get to that, and the background checks. there could be others but those are the three main ones. even if it's only done by way of amendment when we get to the legislation itself. >
gun owners. >> already supported background checks. >> wayne lapierre greed with that back in the 1990s. he was one of 85% in the 1990s until, i guess the gun manufacturers told him to change his position. >> right. >> okay. >> right. now he parades around with this clown show literally say if they take the rapist gun from the rapist, they will come after your gun. >> if we scream rapists from getting guns and doing a background check to see if they have been a rapist or felon, we are somehow violating other americans' rights? that's just a lie. >> here is eugene robinson what he writes in "the washington pos post". the worst way to respond to the shocking massacre in newtown, connecticut, would be to let political self-interests stand in the way of meaningful action. the parents of those 20 slain children deserve a vote on the assault weapons ban. the families of 30,000 americans who will be killed by gunfire this year deserve a vote. bringing the measure to the floor of both the senate and the house is the least congress can do. we all know what is happening here. senate democrats fa
the nra. here is what wayne lapierre said this week. >> he is going to find out this is a country of the people, by the people, and for the people, and he can't spend enough of his $27 billion to impose his will on the public. they don't want him telling them what to food to eat, and he can't buy america. >> michael: that's because it is already in the pocket of the nra, and yet the gun group just keeps pushing its luck. the nra is actually making robo calls and sending postcards to newtown families. >> your state senator will play a key role in determining whether the connecticut general assembly will pass legislation restricting your gun rights. this would impose a gun rash rashening scheme and imposing gun legislation. >> michael: so they can actually calling families of nowtown, talk about not having the common touch. joining me now john rosenthal. john welcome back into "the war room." >> thank you. >> michael: isn't it ironic that wayne lapierre says bloomberg can't buy the american public? >> it sure is. the ben factors and the uniquely dominating gun indust
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. but they also believe that this idea of extended background check will not help. let's hear what what wayne lapierre had to say about that this morning? >> the universal check is a dishonest premise. there is not a bill the hill that provides a universal check. criminals aren't going to be checked. her not going to do this. shooters in tau son, aurora, newtown, they are not going to be checked. >> reporter: so -- another concern of the nra is that this -- expanded background check is just one step towards a kind of universal gun rej instrument which a lot of -- gun owners are worried about. so they are stress hag in some of their ads as well. >> athena jones in washington. thank you. >>> the u.s. supreme court prepares on weigh in on the same-sex marriage debate, this is what is going on in france. a rally against gay marriage gets violent. atient. i spend long hours with her checking her heart rate, administering her medication, and just making her comfortable. one night britta told me about a tradition in denmark, "when a person dies," she said, "someone must open the window so the soul c
a counterbalance to the nra i find wayne lapierre's comments just sort of bizarre. he is basically saying that the nra can do what they do. they can run ads of the they can try to persuade senators to vote a certain way but nobody else can. and i don't think running ads is imposing your will on people. i think it is running ads and letting people be informed and make a decision and being an advocate. mayor bloomberg is being an advocate for a position and there is nothing wrong with that. heather: rich, what do you think?. >> i think that is basically right. it is a free country. you can spend as much money as you want. i think the reason why you saw a such a strong reaction from wayne la pierre going to opening marks of the segment nra, would love, love, mayor bloom to be public face of gun control in america. the man associated with intruding himself into ordinary's people he is business. who wants to ban and prohibit a bunch of different things so the nra loves this fight with mayor bloomberg. heather: really what he is trying to do here is influence votes by senators prior to the deba
: and nra ceo wayne lapierre also promised to continue the battle against regulations he said won't work. >> it's a dishonest premise. there's not a bill on the hill that provides a universal check. criminals aren't going to be checked. they're not going to do this. in tucson and newtown and aurora, they are not going to be check. >> vice president biden urged congress to support them. >> the loudest voices have to be for those silenced voices, close to 3,000 since newtown gunned down on american streets, homes and neighbors. >> reporter: vice president biden talked about gun control again last night at a speech to a democratic congressional committee issues session. he said this is going to be quote, one hell of that fight, and it's going to require the support from districts with heavy gun ownership. >> thank you. the supreme court prepares to weigh in on same-sex marriage, while this is what's going on in france. a rally against gay marriage gets violent. all right that's a fifth-floor problem... ok. not in my house! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! no no no! not today! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! jimmy h
is that people keep demonizing the nra and wayne lapierre and i'll be the first to admit that wayne lapierre post-sandy hook speech was a rhetorical train wreck. but the fact of the matter is the nra is representing a lot of people very interested in this issue and again if there was such a ground roots swell for this, i don't think bloomberg would even be worried about running these ads. >> i just wanted to bring this up because it was so bizarre that jim carrey put out this gun control kind of ad and you have to kind of watch it because i can't blaine it, but it's very offensive. let's watch a bit of it. ♪ on the ones who sell the guns, he'd sick the vultures and coyotes ♪ ♪ only the devil's true devotees could profiteer from pain and fear ♪ >> okay. i know it's from funny or die, but it's making the rounds online. does this sort of thing really help the cause, jason? >> i think it does. because it brings a different and you had general audience. funny or die uses these celebrities for all sorts of different issue. but i think it's valuable because people will pay attention. people who
% of the american people. you cannot make an argument -- unless you are head of the nra, wayne lapierre. you cannot make an argument against background checks being universal every single gun purchase, in fact, as recently as 2009, the nra supported universal background checks. even they know it's a good idea. so they gets like 75, 80%. the latest poll that we have seen on gun safety measures. 57% of the american people support the assault weapons ban. again, which is the toughest one? we knew that. dianne feinstein did that when she crafted this legislation. very skillfully crafted this legislation to eliminate some 150 something weapons so the people know what's covered and what's not covered. of course, the gun manufacturers don't like the bill. because the gun manufacturers don't, the nra doesn't. but there is a chance we can get it through the senate. we found out yesterday, not only will we not get it through the senate. we won't even have a vote on it. harry reid yesterday saying, oh no, no, no. i am not even going to allow them this come to the floor becaus
morning. i'm alex witt. thank you for joining us on this sunday. michael bloomberg squaring off with wayne lapierre on "meet the press". >> i think when you have members that say they think we should have reasonable checks before people are allowed to buy guns, they all support the second amendment as though i do, but there are an awful lot of people that think this is one of the great issues of our times. we have to stop -- >> you just heard mayor bloomberg but he's going to find out this is a country of the people, by the people, and for the people and he can't spend enough of his $27 billion to try to impose his will on the american public. they don't want him in their restaurants, at their home, telling them what food to eat, sure don't want to tell them what self-defense firearms to own. >> mayor bloomberg promotes gun control that include as $12 million tv ad campaigning the mayors against illegal guns. here's part of their new ad. >> i've owned a gun all my life and i'll fight for my right to keep it. background checks have nothing to do with taking guns away from anyone. >> meanwhi
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